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Lunch N’ Learn: Latest Research on Monarch Butterfly Health, Milkweeds, and OE
October 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monarchs are imperiled, and they face further challenges from infectious diseases including from a protozoan parasite called OE (Ophryocystis elektroscirrha), which affects monarch flight and survival. Re-wilding our American landscapes with native milkweeds and other plants can help monarchs rebound and keep parasites at bay. Join Dr. Dara Satterfield (American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow; Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center) and learn how native versus tropical milkweeds affect monarch health and migration, how to test live monarch butterflies for OE, and more.
Fee: $15 with lunch, $10 without ($13.50/$9 member)
Instructor: Dara Satterfield, PhD in Ecology, AAAS Science Policy Fellow